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    Why is VMware Player 3 so slow with Ubuntu 10.04 LTS?

    Why is VMware Player 3 so slow with Ubuntu 10.04 LTS?

    Here's my simple stats:

    Host: Ubuntu 10.04 32bit LTS
    Intel E7500 C2D
    4gb RAM (running Ubuntu PAE)
    3 TB harddisks
    Nvidia 9500GT
    Linux kernel 2.6.32-25-generic-pae #45-Ubuntu SMP i686 GNU/Linux

    Guest: Windows XP 32bit
    Running with only 1cpu
    512mb Ram
    Turned off paging file / swap
    Fresh install also uses a lot of computer processing!
    Installed Vmware tools

    Any ideas guys?
    It's OK, everything we know will become obsolete at some time.

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    Re: Why is VMware Player 3 so slow with Ubuntu 10.04 LTS?

    In your BIOS do you have it handle "virtual"?
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    Re: Why is VMware Player 3 so slow with Ubuntu 10.04 LTS?

    Have you enabled VT-x/Virtualization/Hardware Virtualization or that in your BIOS? If not you need to do that in BIOS.

    Now this is just my opinion:

    I tried VMWare on Ubuntu about 2-3 weeks ago and installed Windows XP Pro with 1024MB RAM and what not. It ran slower than having XP Pro installed on VirtualBox 4.0.6, same specs.

    Have you tried or would be willing to try VirtualBox? It's free, open source, supports USB with the extension installed, shared folders, etc.

    Not saying VMWare is bad or that, it's just slow for me, my specs are:

    AMD Athlon II X2 M300 (2.0GHz)
    4GB DDR2 800 RAM
    500 GB HDD
    Ubuntu 11.04 64-bit
    Where's [slooksterpsv] been? - I had Catastrophic partition alignment failure. I lost 90%+ of my data, and just now got it back fixed and working.

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    Re: Why is VMware Player 3 so slow with Ubuntu 10.04 LTS?

    Hi thanks for the responses, I forgot to answer your queries.

    In your BIOS do you have it handle "virtual"?
    - Yes, I've tried this.

    Have you tried or would be willing to try VirtualBox? It's free, open source, supports USB with the extension installed, shared folders, etc.
    - I'm a VirtualBox user before, but my USB modem didn't work there for some strange reason, I need it for a fax server. Plus, I like VMware Player, it's also free. It's cool the fact you can just copy paste any file you like from Host to Guest.

    I've searched online on how to speed it up:

    http://www.fewt.com/2008/06/performa...server-on.html

    http://communities.vmware.com/thread/146002

    I've seen a big difference so far in performance.
    It's OK, everything we know will become obsolete at some time.

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